KASHYYYK Manages to Kick Ass Despite A Star Wars Reference Name

So as we here at TTDPHX have gotten busy or broke or both, this seems to be turning into a local death/doom/violence blog. Sounds fine by me. Kashyyyk is a band I just recently became aware of who border on the powerviolence/ dark hardcore fence, although if their twitter is to be trusted they are now ‘chillviolence’ which is a totally real, not made up genre. Check these sweet dudez out at one of their upcoming shows, next Saturday for the all ages fun at 51West

Gatecreeper/ Lusitania double record release. Uh, that’s two different lps, not a double nevermind this is just confusing now

or the following weekend at Yucca for the burly old man crowd at a food bank benefit w OLD LINES from the east coast who just put out a pretty crushing LP themselves.

Its Free If You Just Donate, Cheapass




Best Deal in Black Metal: ‘Mourningwood’ by VRAG


VRAG is a one-man outfit from Hungary whose latest release, Mourningwood, is a stalking, atmospheric beast of seven doom-sized tracks of black metal. The demure drums bring power to the droning chords, and the vocals swoop in to take the listener to an Arctic forest. The tracks can bleed into each other, though the overall objective of atmosphere succeeds. Especially for $3. Get it on Bandcamp.

SANDWORM Tomorrow Night, Exoconciousness Seminar Saturday


SANDWORM will play Fiftyonewest Friday night, October 17 with HUMILIATION, IN THOTH and CONSUMER. SANDWORM is raw, screlching metal which reminds of street metal killers, VILLAINS. Sure to be a gritty good time. 7:30 pm, $7.

It’s UFO time again. The monthly Phoenix MUFON meeting is this Saturday, and special guest Rebecca Hardcastle Wright, PhD will speak to Exoconsciousness: The Bridge Between Consciousness Science and ET Experience. ‘Rebecca’s most important work is researching advanced psychic abilities and extraterrestrial contact. Do humans have an innate ability to experience extraterrestrial contact?  If so, what does that mean for our species?‘ Expect answers 2 – 5 pm at the Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix South Mountain, $15.

Doom, Hardcore Releases Today from PIG DESTROYER and OLD LINES


Accomplished grindcore musicians PIG DESTROYER (not PUIG DESTROYER) released a surprising album today. Mass & Volume is a two song study of crushing doom recorded during the Phantom Limb sessions. It’s masterful doom with perfect vocals, worth at the very least a listen. Get it in multiple formats at Bandcamp.

Baltimore hardcore ‘behemoth’ OLD LINES released a full-length hardcore beating today, No Child Left Behind. Again, get this eleven songs of unapologetic hard at Bandcamp.

‘The Hacker Wars’ Documentary

The Hacker Wars is a film about the targeting of (h)ac(k)tivists and journalists by the US government. Hacktivists are either terrorists or freedom fighters depending on one’s perspective on who should control information.

This movie opens in New York on October 17 and presumably other places later. It’s supposedly under consideration for the 2015 Academy Awards for Best Documentary. Stay tuned to TTDPHX for local release dates.